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Lloyd Bridges

Highest Rated:   100% Moonrise (1948)
Lowest Rated:   13% Winter People (1989)
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Birthplace:   San Leandro, CA, USA
Working from the ground up in stock companies, Lloyd Bridges was a member of the progressive Actors Lab company in the mid 1930s. He made his Broadway debut toward the end of that decade in a production of Othello. Signed by Columbia in 1941, Bridges appeared in everything the studio assigned him, from Three Stooges 2-reel comedies to such "A" pictures as Here Comes Mr. Jordan (1941), Talk of the Town (1942), and Sahara (1943). He began freelancing in 1945, accepting the prescient role of a deep-sea diver in 1948's 16 Fathoms Deep, among other films. The most memorable of his '50s assignments was the leading role in the cult science-fiction programmer Rocketship X-M (1950) and the part of the look-out-for-number-one deputy in High Noon (1952).Thanks to his earlier involvement in the Actors Lab and his admission at the HUAC hearings that he'd once flirted with communism, Bridges was "graylisted" during the mid-'50s, able to find work only in lesser pictures and TV shows. He was rescued by producer Ivan Tors, who cast Bridges as diver-for-hire Mike Nelson in the TV series Sea Hunt. Filmed between 1957 and 1961, Sea Hunt was the most popular syndicated program of the era, turning Bridges into a millionaire. Alas, neither of his subsequent series of the '60s, The Lloyd Bridges Show (1962) and The Loner (1965), survived their first seasons. Undaunted, Bridges continued working into the '90s, displaying a hitherto untapped flair for zany comedy in such films as Airplane! (1980), Joe vs. the Volcano (1990), and the two Hot Shots films. Bridges was the father of actors Beau Bridges and Jeff Bridges. A committed environmentalist, he was involved in several organizations including the American Oceans Campaign and Heal the Bay, a Los Angeles-based group. Bridges died of natural causes on March 10, 1998. Shortly before his passing, he had completed work on two films, Jane Austen's Mafia and Meeting Daddy; in the latter film, Bridges co-starred with his eldest son Beau.

Highest Rated Movies

Filmography

MOVIES

RATING TITLE CREDIT BOX OFFICE YEAR
No Score Yet From Russia To Hollywood
  • Actor
2002
No Score Yet Meeting Daddy
  • Col. Branson
2000
No Score Yet Bear Island
  • Smithy
2000
No Score Yet From Russia to Hollywood: The 100-Year Odyssey of Chekhov and Shdanoff
  • Actor
1999
14% Mafia!
  • Vincenzo
1998
No Score Yet Peter and the Wolf
  • Actor
1996
No Score Yet Sidney Sheldon's 'Nothing Lasts Forever'
  • John Cronin
1995
No Score Yet The Other Woman
  • Jacob
1995
32% Blown Away
  • Max O'Bannon
1994
No Score Yet Secret Sins of the Father
  • Louis Thielman
1994
59% Hot Shots! Part Deux
  • Tug Benson
1993
41% Honey, I Blew Up the Kid
  • Clifford Sterling
1992
No Score Yet Devlin
  • Bill Brennan
1992
No Score Yet In the Nick of Time
  • Actor
1991
83% Hot Shots!
  • Adm. `Tug' Benson
1991
No Score Yet Leona Helmsley: The Queen of Mean
  • Harry Helmsley
1990
62% Joe Versus the Volcano
  • Graynamore
1990
No Score Yet Cross of Fire
  • Actor
1989
13% Winter People
  • William Wright
1989
50% Cousins
  • Vince
1989
84% Tucker: The Man and His Dream
  • Sen. Homer Ferguson
1988
No Score Yet The Wild Pair
  • Col. Heser
1987
No Score Yet Alice Through the Looking Glass
  • Actor
1987
No Score Yet The Thanksgiving Promise
  • Stewart Larson
1986
No Score Yet Weekend Warriors
  • Col. Archer
1986
No Score Yet Dress Gray
  • Axel Rylander
1986
No Score Yet The Blue And The Gray
  • Actor
1985
No Score Yet Alice in Wonderland
  • White Knight
1985
No Score Yet George Washington
  • Caleb
1984
No Score Yet Loving
  • Actor
1984
No Score Yet Grace Kelly
  • Jack Kelly
1983
No Score Yet A Case of Libel
  • Actor
1983
42% Airplane 2 - The Sequel
  • Steven McCroskey
1982
No Score Yet Blue and the Gray
  • Actor
1981
97% Airplane!
  • McCroskey
1980
No Score Yet The Fifth Musketeer (Behind the Iron Mask) (The 5th Musketeer)
  • Philippe
1979
No Score Yet Disaster on the Coastliner
  • Al Mitchell
1979
No Score Yet Mission Galactica: The Cylon Attack
  • Commander Cain
1979
No Score Yet The Great Wallendas
  • Actor
1978
No Score Yet Mutual Respect
  • Actor
1977
No Score Yet The Force of Evil
  • Actor
1977
No Score Yet Stowaway to the Moon
  • Charlie Englehardt
1974
No Score Yet Running Wild
  • Actor
1973
No Score Yet Haunts of the Very Rich
  • Dave Woodrough
1972
No Score Yet To Find a Man
  • Frank McCarthy
1972
No Score Yet Scuba
  • Actor
1972
No Score Yet A Tattered Web
  • Sgt. Ed Stagg
1971
20% The Happy Ending
  • Sam
1969
No Score Yet Silent Night, Lonely Night
  • Actor
1969
No Score Yet Attack on the Iron Coast
  • Major Jamie Wilson
1968
No Score Yet Daring Game
  • Vic Powers
1968
No Score Yet Around the World Under the Sea
  • Dr. Doug Standish
1966
No Score Yet A Pair of Boots
  • Actor
1962
No Score Yet The Goddess
  • Dutch Seymour
1958
No Score Yet The Rainmaker
  • Noah Curry
1956
No Score Yet Wetbacks
  • Jim Benson
1956
No Score Yet Wichita
  • Gyp
1955
No Score Yet Apache Woman
  • Rex Moffett
1955
No Score Yet The Limping Man
  • Frank Prior
1953
No Score Yet The Tall Texan
  • Ben Trask
1953
No Score Yet The Kid from Left Field
  • Pete Haines
1953
No Score Yet Plymouth Adventure
  • Coppin
1952
96% High Noon
  • Pell
1952
No Score Yet Little Big Horn
  • Capt. Phillip Donlin
1951
No Score Yet The Whistle At Eaton Falls
  • Actor
1951
No Score Yet The Sound of Fury
  • Actor
1950
No Score Yet The White Tower
  • Mr. Hein
1950
No Score Yet Rocketship X-M
  • Floyd Oldham
1950
No Score Yet Colt .45
  • Paul Donovan
1950
No Score Yet Try and Get Me
  • Jerry Slocum
1950
No Score Yet Trapped
  • Tris Stewart
1949
80% Home of the Brave
  • Finch
1949
No Score Yet 16 Fathoms Deep
  • Ray Douglas
1948
100% Moonrise
  • Jerry Sykes
1948
No Score Yet Unconquered
  • Lt. Hutchins
1947
100% Canyon Passage
  • Johnny Steele
1946
100% A Walk in the Sun
  • Sgt. Ward
1945
No Score Yet Strange Confession (The Missing Head)
  • Dave
1945
No Score Yet Secret Agent X-9
  • Secret Agent X-9
1945
No Score Yet Thunderbolt
  • Actor
1945
No Score Yet The Master Race
  • Frank
1944
No Score Yet Once upon a Time
  • Captain
1944
No Score Yet Crime Doctor's Strangest Case
  • Jimmy Trotter
1943
100% Sahara
  • Fred Clarkson
1943
No Score Yet Destroyer
  • Fireman
1943
No Score Yet Passport to Suez
  • Fritz
1943
No Score Yet The Heat's On
  • Andy Walker
1943
No Score Yet Commandos Strike at Dawn
  • Young Soldier
1942
No Score Yet Atlantic Convoy
  • Bert
1942
No Score Yet Alias Boston Blackie
  • Bus Driver
1942
No Score Yet Blondie Goes to College
  • Ben Dixon
1942
93% The Talk of the Town
  • Forrester
1942
No Score Yet Three Girls About Town
  • Reporter
1941
No Score Yet You Belong to Me
  • Ski Patrol
1941
No Score Yet The Lone Wolf Takes a Chance
  • Johnny Baker
1941
100% Here Comes Mr. Jordan
  • Co-Pilot
1941
No Score Yet Harmon of Michigan
  • Ozzie
1941
No Score Yet Ramrod
  • Red Cates
1930
No Score Yet Last Of The Comanches
  • Actor

TV

RATING TITLE CREDIT YEAR
No Score Yet Seinfeld
1989-1998
  • Izzy Mandelbaum Izzy Mendelbaum
  • 1997

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